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Black Sails plots course to MIPCOM

Black Sails newStarz’s new original pirate series Black Sails will hit the international market for the first time at MIPCOM in October.

The series, which comes from Hollywood director Michael Bay and has already been renewed for a second season despite the first not even launching on cable yet, will be sold at the Palais by Starz Worldwide Distribution. There will be a screening to buyers on Monday, October 7.

The eight-episode series launches on Starz in 2014. It takes place 20 years before Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island and stars Toby Stephens as a feared pirate captain.